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Warriors and Veterans

      Lipan Apaches have served proudly and honorably for over 250 years as scouts and soldiers. As early as 1750, the Spanish at San Antonio used Lipan scouts because they were well known for their superior tracking abilities and their intimate knowledge of Texas terrain.

      The Lipans fought in battles for Mexican independence from Spain and watched the Battle of the Alamo, where they were in sympathy with the Texian and Tejano defenders. However, they were not called into service as Indian allies by Sam Houston until shortly after the Battle of San Jacinto.

      Lipan Apaches served as Indian scouts for the U.S. Army in the 1870ís and 1880ís. They fought in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and many proudly serve their country today. They are true patriots and heroes.

Let us honor and remember the Lipan scouts of Texas:

Apache Lipan- served 1878-1879 at Forts Griffin & Clark
Apache Tardaste- served 1878-1881 at Forts Griffin & Clark
Apache Lewis- served 1878-1880 at Forts Griffin & Clark
Apache John aka Juan Guerrero-served 1880-81 at Ft. Griffin


Let us honor and remember the Lipan scouts of New Mexico:

Chevato- served 1883, 1885 at Ft. Stanton
Dinero- served 1886 at Ft. Stanton
Magoosh- served 1885, 1886 at Ft. Stanton
Shosh- served 1885 at Ft. Stanton
Jose Torres- served 1886 at Ft. Stanton






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